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Texas Roller Derby Legend Murdered in Idaho

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According to KVUE, the murder of a woman and her unborn child in Idaho is making a huge impact in Austin. Jennifer Nalley, 39, was one of the founders of a history-making roller derby group in Texas, a teacher, friend and daughter who changed hundreds of people’s lives.

KWTX reported that a 39-year-old man from Jackson, Wyo., is charged with killing his pregnant girlfriend at her cabin near Driggs, Idaho. Erik Martin Ohlson is charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of Jennifer Nalley, 39, and her unborn child. He did not enter a plea and is held without bond. His preliminary hearing is set for July 20 in Teton County, Idaho.

Ohlson was charged Tuesday with driving under the influence after crashing a vehicle into a tree about 3 miles from Nalley’s home at about 1:30 in the morning. He had just appeared in court on the DUI charge when a relative found Nalley’s body.

An autopsy found she was shot several times by a .45-caliber handgun.

Nalley graduated from Texas State University with a degree in Physics, and it was in college where she would begin her legacy as one of the founding members of the Texas Rollergirls “Hotrod Honeys.” The Texas Rollergirls are now raising money in Nalley’s name to start a math and science scholarship for girls.